I have a special interest in working with autistic people and ADHDers, as well as other neurodivergencies.
Autism, ADHD and other neurodivergencies are differences not disorders. However, society and the medical profession stills sees them as disorders and dealing with these attitudes is a major part of the problem with being neurodivergent.
I am late diagnosed autistic and ADHD myself and having gained self-acceptance and learned to manage my own needs, will accept you exactly as you are, and support you to make the best of life as the person you are, according to your own needs, values and goals.
You may be curious and asking “am I autistic or ADHD’?”. Or perhaps you are self-identified/self-diagnosed, or professionally diagnosed, including with a late diagnosis.
I aim to create a peaceful and sensory-sensitive environment.
Therapy as an autistic person may involve exploring various aspects of who you are, such as your gender identity or sexuality.
You may come to therapy looking for help with whether to seek diagnosis, understand your needs, or to think about how to support yourself with this new knowledge about yourself.
Perhaps you are wondering whether to tell people you are autistic or ADHD. Or perhaps instead to work on being yourself more authentically, without necessarily explaining your diagnosis.
I work with the language you want to use to describe yourself. Whilst I use identity first language (‘autistic person’) as a default, please let me know what you prefer.
I do not offer or support behavioural therapies such as ABA (Applied Behaviour Therapies) due to the evidence of the harm caused. However, if you are looking to change your behaviour choicefully, I will support you to do so.
Please let me know if you have any questions about how I work, or about my own experience or identity.
For more information about how I can help, or to book a free introductory call please contact me.